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English definition of “ear-splitting”

ear-splitting

adjective uk   /ˈɪəˌsplɪt.ɪn/ us    /ˈɪrˌsplɪt̬-/ (also ear-piercing)
describes a sound that is so loud or high that it hurts your ears: an ear-splitting explosion ear-piercing screams
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